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MyData, because personal data matters

MyData Global is an award-winning international non-profit that furthers the rights of individuals over their personal data. Given the increasing importance of personal data, we believe it's worth putting this organisation on your radar (if not already). Because personal data is everywhere. In every domain, niche and application context. It is connected to a lot of research fields where every year new advances are made. MyData helps people and organisations to benefit from personal data in a human-centric way. To create a fair, sustainable, and prosperous digital society for all. People get value from their data and set the agenda on how it is used. For organisations, the ethical use of data is always the most attractive option. The main work is spread over three key shifts: - from formal to actionabe rights- From data protection to data empowerment- From closed to open ecosystems State of MyData Interested? Make sure to read the State of MyData paper, to help you understand the landscape of personal data/MyData and how to leverage it in various contexts, encouraging further work in governance and standardisation, and highlighting the important pillars crucial for implementing personal data in practice. The State of MyData 2021 provides a snapshot of how we are moving forward on the journey towards a fair, sustainable, and prosperous digital society for all.  The MyData Declaration You want a more detailed look at the principles behind the promo talk? Then the MyData Declaration, that emerged out of the European Personal Information Management Services (PIMS) Community, is your next read. The declaration develops a common set of principles for human-centric personal data. At the moment 1474 organisations and individuals have committed to the MyData principles for ethical personal data management, and this number is growing steadily.


Seventy new COST Actions approved

The COST Commitee of Senior Officials (CSO) has recently approved 70 new COST Actions (results from OC-2022-1) that will have their first kick-off meetings between September and November 2023. An overview of the newly approved COST Actions can be found here. Since 2021, all COST Member States (including Belgium) are part of new COST Actions once approved by the CSO. Researchers and innovators in Belgium can directly participate in these new COST Actions. Applications for participation to the working groups of the COST Actions can be submitted through the e-cost platform and are subjected to the approval of the management committee of the COST Action. Working groups perform the tasks required by the COST Action to fulfil the objectives of the network’s project plan. When submitting an application for participation to the working groups you can also indicate your wish to be part of the management committee. The management committee supervises and coordinates the proper implementation and management of the respective COST Action. Applications for participation to the management committee are however subjected to an additional national application procedure. Please contact FWO for further guidance regarding the application procedure for participation in the management committee. Each COST Member State can nominate up to two national representatives in the management committee of a COST Action. On page 5 of the rules for COST Actions (level B) document you will find more information about the role and responsibilities of the management committee members. Please note that it is strongly encouraged and advised to contact the main proposer or Chair of the COST Action in advance if you would like to join the COST Action to discuss your participation and contribution to the COST Action. All contact details of Action representatives can be found on the COST Website. More details for the 70 newly approved COST Actions will be available on the COST Website as from 9 June 2023. Any further queries related to COST can be directed to or more information on how to participate in COST can also be found here.

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Avia-GIS - Software Technologies for a Healthier World

Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that supports society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.

With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management functionalities and go to the market. With the grant, that was an essential component of their second investment round, Avia-GIS aims at raising its revenue from the current 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.